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Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro gets second Shared Spaces street closure, Noe Street goes car-free this Sunday

SFMTA approved the Castro Merchants' request to close Noe Street between 16th and Market Streets and Beaver Street. Castro residents will be familiar with the footprint as it's the same one used for Castro Farmers' Market on Wednesdays. Read More

Nov 23, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Muni station elevator project delayed, Harvey Milk Plaza redesign slowly moves forward

Hoodline has learned that the construction of a new glass elevator at Castro Muni station and Harvey Milk Plaza (Market and Castro Streets) has been delayed until fall 2021. Read More

Nov 20, 2020
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Notorious Castro drug den sells for $4.8 million after complete renovation

After undergoing a complete renovation, a notorious Castro neighborhood building at 517-519 Sanchez Street (near 18th Street) has sold for $4.8 million. Read More

Nov 17, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Mexican restaurant Santeria, from Tacorgasmico team, headed to former Finn Town space

In some rare good news about an upcoming restaurant opening the Castro, Hoodline has learned that Santería, a new Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar, is headed to the former Finn Town Tavern space at 2251 Market Street. Read More

Nov 16, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro gallery Art Attack goes into hibernation mode amid pandemic

Over the weekend, three-year-old Castro art gallery Art Attack SF (2358 Market St.) announced it would be closing its doors for the foreseeable future. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
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Double Rainbow Ice Cream opens Castro scoop shop Thursday

The scoop shop returns to a space just two doors down from where Double Rainbow launched its brand in the 1970s. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
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Artists continue to paint Castro murals with focus on diverse voices

Castro residents walking around the neighborhood may have noticed that murals are continuing to proliferate on storefronts and buildings. Read More

Nov 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Embarcadero Union Square

Photos: Celebrations erupted throughout the city after Biden wins presidency

People spilled into the streets Saturday morning and afternoon as SF residents celebrated the election of Joe Biden to the presidency. For some, the wait since Tuesday’s election had felt interminable and the relief and joy at the decision was palpable at the celebrations. Read More

Nov 05, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

French restaurant & wine bar Aquitaine opens along Church St. after delay

French bistro and wine bar Aquitaine has opened at 216 Church St. after a months-long delay due to shelter-in-place restrictions. Aquitaine's first day of business was on Election Day Tuesday, November 3. Read More

Nov 02, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Tom Taylor, 'Keeper of the Rainbow Flag,' honored at Castro’s Harvey Milk Plaza

On Saturday, a group of community members gathered at the Castro's Harvey Milk Plaza in honor of Tom Taylor, gay activist and 'keeper of the Rainbow Flag' at Harvey Milk Plaza. Taylor and husband Dr. Jerome 'Jerry' Goldstein were known for their annual Christmas display. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
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Remembering the once glorious Castro Halloween

The whole city was vibrant and damn near magical for weeks before the big night as visitors poured into town just to take their place in one of the greatest costume parties on earth. It was Halloween in the Castro, and it is now the stuff of legends. Read More

Oct 27, 2020
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Castro CBD announces plan for security camera town hall & online survey

Last week the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) announced plans to seek immediate community feedback regarding a controversial proposal to install a private network of security cameras. Read More

Oct 14, 2020
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Castro arcade bar The Detour hits pause button, temporarily shutters pending COVID vaccine

"We made the tough decision to shift The Detour into hibernation mode for the next few months until a vaccine is released," said co-owner Shawn Vergara. Read More

Oct 12, 2020
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Castro district group delays vote on security cameras after significant community pushback

"Surveillance technology has been used repeatedly in the Castro to target and harass the LGBTQ community," wrote the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club in a letter opposing the proposal. Read More

Oct 09, 2020
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Longtime Castro barbershop reopens under new ownership & new name

Male Image barbers Philip Stover and David Hone have partnered with Jim Bolton to reopen the barbershop. Read More

Sep 30, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Church Street's Miyabi Sushi permanently closes after 33 years

The closure comes as Mayor London Breed announced that restaurants can reopen indoors with limited capacity Read More

Sep 16, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Half-block Church Street closure leads to merchant complaints; Muni seeks alternatives

Restaurants say they've lost business from the closure, which was intended to promote safety for Muni's now-pulled train service. Read More

Sep 11, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Driver crashes into Castro's Fitness SF, Weaver's Coffee building [Updated]

No one was injured, but it's unclear how extensive the damage to the two businesses will be. Read More

Sep 08, 2020
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Castro CBD considers installing network of security cameras, funded by tech entrepreneur

The cameras could help stanch the neighborhood's epidemic of petty crime, but they also raise privacy concerns. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
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Castro's 18th Street to go car-free again this Sunday, with eye on safety concerns

In light of concerns about a lack of mask use and distancing at last Sunday's event, the Castro Merchants are doubling down on safety enforcement. Read More

Aug 26, 2020
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City clears two more Castro encampments, including site of near-death from fire

Nearly 400 complaints had been filed about the two encampments, one of which had allegedly been using a vacant commercial space as a meth lab. Read More